Happy New Year! Here we are – day one of 2017 and I’m excited to see what this year has in store. Like most people, I’m confident and hopeful that I can keep all the resolutions I’ve made. I mean - who messes up resolutions on day 1? Not me! (But I almost did.)
It’s true – I almost bought a sweater today! What’s wrong with me?! Let me explain what happened.
I ran to the grocery store to pick up just a couple things and as I was walking down the Christmas clearance isle (hello – everything is 75% off right now) I spot a super cute and funny ugly Christmas sweater. I can totally wear that to the office next Christmas! I stop and look at the price (I love clearance tags), check out the size and hold two sweaters up beside each other to decide which one I like better. And then BAM it hits me! THIS is clothing…you’re buying NEW clothing. Ugh, my heart sinks.
No worries my friends, I put both sweaters back and made a bee line for the self-checkout. Whew, catastrophe adverted!
But this near shopping hick-up really hammered home the truth that buying clothes is so second nature that I even do it in the grocery store. The GROCERY store! Good Lord, who buys clothes at the grocery store?!
I knew I was going to write a blog today since it’s the first day of My Year of Hand Me Downs challenge, but I did not expect to have a near set back to write about. Yes, I do feel “irked” at myself, but I also feel worried. What if I have bitten off more than I can chew? As I was leaving the grocery store 2017 started to feel like it was going to be a long year...a very long year.
As soon as I got home I knew I needed to make some changes. I decided to delete some shopping apps from my phone. Good buy Amazon and Wish apps. Oh, I’ll still use Amazon but having it on my phone makes it SO easy to shop while standing in line or while I’m sitting in a waiting room. My last new top was purchased using my phone while I was waiting for my latte at Starbucks. It's just too easy!
I also unsubscribed to 10 store email lists. Got to be honest here – it wasn’t easy unsubscribing. My first thought was “how will I hear about sales and special discount codes?”. Omg, I LOVE discount codes. As I sit here and write this I’m still wondering what amazing discount codes I’m missing out on. Sad, so sad.
So there you have it. The journey begins. I admit it was a bumpier start then I expected, but at least I'm heading in the right direction.
Day 1: New clothing purchased - 0
My name is Misty Day (yeah, that really is my name) and I'm a normal every day person. I'm a twin, I work as an analyst, I take my daughter to Girl Scouts and swim team, I play bass guitar in a band, I love food and wine, I like new clothes, and I'm trying to be a better person.